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Dark need tail lights an dash lights to work to get home.
Hi there. Hot wiring lights can be dangerous and could cause other problems. If you need the lights to work and all they are is just the dash and tail lights so you can get home, you could get a...
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Dashboard light some time in the morning donot come
An intermittent electrical problem like this is usually due to a failed connection somewhere. The best time to test for the issue, is when you are currently having the issues. You will want to start with the terminals that supplies...
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Instrument lights come on. Speedometer and tachometer stop working, then come back on periodically
Hi there. There is a loose ground that is causing the lights to appear at any time. Check the battery cables to ensure that they are tight. Check the ground wires under the dash and make sure that they are...
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My dashboard instrument panel stopped working all of a sudden
Instrument panel failures were a problem with this model, largely caused by water leaks in the windshield/cowl area that found their way to the instrument cluster (Technical Service Bulletin 383318). There was even an informal customer satisfaction program early in...
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When I drive a lightning bolt light comes up on the dashboard and the car loses power
The lightning bolt symbol comes up when the computer detects that there is an issue with the vehicle's electronic throttle system. Your vehicle is equipped with a throttle plate that is controlled electronically, and receives its input from the accelerator...
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Display shows "Service AdvanceTrac", what does that mean?
AdvanceTrac is the traction control system that is used in Ford vehicles. Your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information to the traction control system, which...
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Some lights are out on the car, while others are still on. Checked fuses and bulbs already
Hello. From what you describe, it would appear that your vehicle may possibly be experiencing wiring or connection issues. If behavior changed after the battery was installed then I would check the battery cables and electrical system grounds. Poor connection...
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Previous owner had a fender bender in rear driver's side. The Service Parking Assist light is coming on. What do I need to do?
The Parking Assist warning message may simply mean that the sensors in the rear bumper are dirty, covered by a bumper sticker, or they are damaged. Wipe the sensors with a wet cloth or paper towel. Drive forward at...
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Dashboard lights come on while driving and all my gages go down to 0, then I hear ticking noise inside the dashboard.
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. The fact that the indicator lights are operational proves that the instrument cluster panel is properly grounded. With the key in the "On" position, take a test light and check the feed wire at...
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Parking brake dash light doesn't come on when using the actual parking brake so I failed inspection. I don't know if it's the bulb or parking brake.
Hello. The dash light not illuminating when the brake is applied is very likely a wiring issue. If you are knowledgeable with a voltmeter, you can pull a wiring diagram of the circuit and trace the issue. This is done...
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The car cuts off mostly towards a stop sign. When I start an EPC warning light, it shows on the dashboard.
At such a high mileage, it could really be just about anything. But the first thing I would look for is air leaks. There are a number of rubber hoses and boots under the hood that have to remain air...
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Lights went out while driving
If fuses and relays are good, there are other possible causes. The ignition switch may have failed internally. If the circuitry inside the electrical portion of the ignition switch has a break or short, it can cut power to the...
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Service theft deterrent system light is on. Absolutely no dinging when key is in . it will not even attempt to crank
Hi. When the wrong key was put in the ignition it damaged the components inside the ignition causing it to shut the car down. The only way to fix this problem is to replace the ignition and have the new...
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What do i do if the ABS indicator light and the Stability Control light both stay on?
The ABS and AdvanceTrac systems share the same sensors and can turn on the service lights for both systems at the same time if there is a problem in one of the systems. When the ABS or AdvanceTrac light is...
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Why is my transaxle light flashing on and off?
In general, if your dash warning lights flash briefly right after cranking your engine and then turn off, this is normal. Each system is performing a self-check. The lights turn off after verifying that the systems are operating. If one...
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My Altima would not move after stopping at stop sign. I had not had any problems the 20 miles I had just driven.
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. The battery in the vehicle has a burned cell and it needs replaced. If the battery was low on voltage, it is best to put the battery on a trickle charger for more than...
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I went to an automatic car wash and 2 minutes after that my car's dashboard flickered and the car died.
You are likely experiencing an electrical short of some kind. This is likely due to a wire or electrical component being exposed to the water from the car wash. A number of electrical components will become damaged when exposed to...
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My radio and dash lights turn off once my vehicle has stopped and the driver door is open. Is this something you can repair?
Hi there. The wires to the dash and radio may have been shorted with the speaker wires that run to the doors. When the driver door is opened, the wires may short out causing a short to ground eliminating the...
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I have no dash instruments (radio, wipers, heater) but the car does crank and run
To find the solution to a problem like this it would be best to start where the power comes into these systems. The interior fuses should be checked and a technician can check for power flow to the components that...
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How do I get my car's miles to show on the dash while the car is on?
Your car has a multi function display that can show mileage, trip mileage, service intervals, and other information. It sound like you may be having difficulty getting it to display what you want. Your car will either have buttons on...

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